:LIFE OF of Ms newly-instituted order of the *WMte Falcon of "Watchfulness. The next summer Humboldt seems to have spent entirely in his new palace of TegeL !N"iebuhr paid him a visit there, in the commencement of June. The next winter ZSTieTbiihr remained in Berlin, -when Humboldt had again returned to town. He writes in his letters^ that fate frequently dined at Humboldt's in the beginning of IS237 once with the purpose of conversing with William on the Ctampollionic hiero- glyphics, as lie took a great interest in this pictorial language^ and on the connexion between language and writing in general. Xiebuhr says., "c One rarely can enjoy such conversations here."" He admired the whole family. The son-in-law. Billow, he calls one of the most eminent men in Berlin,, and speaks of a grandchild as an extraordinarily amiable child. The yeax 1824 was marked by two deaths which affected Humboldt deeply, On the 8th August F. A. "Wolf died at Marseilles., as lie tad in vain hoped to restore Ms health in a more southern climate ; and on the 21st of the same month, the Count ScHabren- dorf followed him. "Wolf had become more soured and embittered since 1817, and he certainly suffered many insults. iŁumboldt, however, always honoured Mm2 although he did not approve of Ms eccentricity and exaggeration. He interested himself to the last for Ms studies and labours. We know that Wolf; during the last years of his life, was employed on the sketch for a Greek grammar on Ms own system, and that lie was greatly encouraged and supported in this undertaMng "by Humboldt. But the acknowledg- ment lie expressed at Ms death best proves Hiimboldt's esteem for the living man. He expressed it especially in a letter to Vaoiagen von Ense7 written on the 3rd September, 183% in which lie compares him to Goethe : " I have been thinking- much, of Wolf lately/* lie writes. " Fate has made the distinguishing differ- ence between him and Goethe in their general dba- racteristacs. This may sotmd TCry paradoxical to yon.